Tourist Attractions in Paris

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    I'm a great fan of Victor...

    by davehood Written Aug 24, 2002

    I'm a great fan of Victor Hugo, and always try to seek out locations mentioned in his books. Unfortunately, they don't really exist any more - the city has been rebuilt too extensively.
    I visited the museum now in Hugo's home, on Place Vendome. A great disappointment, not to be recommended.

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    Here are some things you...

    by freespirit13 Written Aug 25, 2002

    Here are some things you SHOULD'NT bother seeing:
    The 'Père Lachaise', it's a cemetary, I had heard Jim Morrisson's (of The Doors) grave was all decorated and that you could leave stuff there but when I went, all I saw was just dirt and 2 security guards towering over it. If you wanted to go check out other famous people's grave like say Edith Piaf, Molière, Proulst, La Fontaine, Wilde, Appolinaire, Balzac, Daudet, Chopin, Daudet or someone else, well it's not worth your time unless you've got a lot to spare.
    Disneyland Paris, unless you have kids aged 10 and under or are not thrill seeking at all, what a waste of money. There are tons of things for little kids o do, but for anybody that wants a rush, there isn't much. The only things that were for an older public are Indiana Jones, Space Mountain, Star Wars and Honey I Shrunk the Kids. There are also Disney shows with singing and dancing that are pretty decent. Is it worth about 50 $CAN, no.
    The opera : nothing to see.
    The planetarium in 'Le Palais de la Découverte' is much too long, it lasts about 45 min, and with the lights closed, and the comfy chairs, and the soothing voice, it just makes you want to sleep.

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  • The whole centre of Paris is...

    by starchaser Written Sep 8, 2002

    The whole centre of Paris is one enormous tourist trap during the high summer season. Paris is less of a tourist trap in the spring or winter. Early spring is probably the nicest time to visit. But to be quite honest with you, I found Paris to be highly over-rated. Sure, the sights are nice, but then, so are the sights in Vienna, London, Berlin, Munich, Prague etc etc. Dont go with preconcieved ideas of 'romantic' Paris - you'll be dissapointed. If you want a romantic getaway to France, head instead for the countryside in Languedoc , Provence and elsewhere.

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    Pantheon

    by Sakura_Kobe Written Apr 28, 2003

    My husband visited Pantheon while my daughter and I did some shopping. But he said there were not many things to see. Please drop at the place if you have spare time.

    Fun Alternatives: As for Musee Rodin, it is must to see. Rodin, a great sculptor in France, gave dynamic works to the world. My husband likes them. But I can't help but think about the tragedy life of Camille Claudel, who loved Rodin and died insane.

    Dynamic works by Rodin
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    Made in France ??

    by megoss Written May 9, 2003

    Of course france is high fashon country, but not every thing you buy from france is made in france.. look inside the clothes you are going to buy and you will recognise if it is french made or chainese ..or other country

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    Entering in the Ritz.

    by tucha Written Jan 9, 2004

    If go go to Place Vêndome, and try to enter in the lobby to view a such famous Hotel , forget it! They don't let you in! Nor film the lobby not take photos! I don't understaand why..of course I don't want to walk in the corridors! I just want to see something!

    Unique Suggestions: The people of the security must be very stupid, because, they tell me that if I step back to the middle of the place, from there I could film! Why only from there????? Problaby they would´t know that cameras had a device called "zoom"..eheheh

    Therefore if you want to film , you know now what you must do!!

    Fun Alternatives: Therefore if you want to film , you know now what you must do!!

    Or just look at the magnificent jewelery windows shops , like Cartier, instead! :-)

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    Come and sit at any one of these chairs.

    by Grazina Written Jun 8, 2003

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    Every where you go in this city you will surely find these interesting chair and table for you to just sit and enjoy the scenery.

    Vere' & Bee

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    Are there any tourist traps in Paris?

    by jgemini65 Written Jan 17, 2003

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    There certainly are tourists in Paris...but no one seems trapped!

    Fun Alternatives: Notre Dame is one of my favorite places in Paris!

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    They love holidays

    by matcrazy1 Written Jan 16, 2003

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    Some Parisiens love summer and weekend holidays so much that they... look at the picture.
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    Unique Suggestions: NO problem, look around, surely there are many opened bars/pubs around.

    NOT  OPENED  BECAUSE...

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    A big traps........

    by piccolina Updated Sep 8, 2002

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    ........the shopping!!!!!
    So you MUST go to shop in Galeries Lafayette in Boulevard Haussman...hehehe..!!!!

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    The flea market in...

    by Shizuka Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The flea market in Clignancourt. I loved shopping in there. It was so large area but crowded, watch out for the pickpockets! (Attention! This pic's man is just a passenger!)

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  • If you go to Paris on JULY.......

    by flaviod Written Aug 25, 2002

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    If you go to Paris on JULY.... Lines, long lines. Anywhere you go. Notredame: 1:30h, Louvre: 2:00h and etc, etc, etc.

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